Archive for October, 2010
Broadcast date: Monday, 1 November 2010, 8:00PM – 8:30PM
Episode 3: Wetlands – Ray Mears explores the lowland wetlands of Somerset
In this week’s episode, Ray Mears takes to his canoe to explore the atmospheric lowland wetlands of Somerset. This beautiful habitat is one of the largest feeding grounds for wildlife in Europe.
Ray spots egrets hunting for food, before searching for food himself when he gathers reedmace pollen to make a tasty pancake. He also finds a colony of young herons nesting in nearby woodland and takes a close look at the striking but ferocious emperor dragonfly, a creature that has remained unchanged for 250 million years.
But the highlight of the trip for Ray has to be catching a glimpse of an otter gliding through the water at dusk.
Broadcast date: Monday, 25 October 2010, 8:00PM – 8:30PM
Episode 3: Hay Meadow – Ray Mears explores the countryside of Somerset
In episode three, Ray Mears explores a quintessential British habitat – the hay meadow. He travels to the Mendip hills in Somerset, where nearly half of Britain’s hay meadows and unimproved grasslands can be found filled with a beautiful and diverse mix of wild-flowers and grasses. (more…)
Broadcast date: Monday, 18 October 2010, 8:00PM – 8:30PM
Episode 2: Shingle Shore – Ray Mears explores the north Norfolk coast in East Anglia
In the second episode of the series, Ray Mears explores Britain’s shingle shore, which covers 10,000 miles of our coastline. Ray is on the north Norfolk coast in East Anglia, one of the few places in Britain where large areas of shingle beach, sand dunes and salt marsh sit alongside each other.
For those of you who missed the first episode of Ray’s new series last night, fear not – the full episode can now be watched online on the ITV Player for free, from the following link:
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